Shunayta Hydra Alpha A12 Power Center

Regular price $6,249.98

Shunaya Hydra Alpha A12 Power Center - When quality power in a hi-end audio system is not negotiable


Most power conditioners reduce power line noise using common industrial filter designs. These filters use transformers, coils, baluns, toroids, ferrite cores, and large capacitors which by their very nature are highly reactive. They may produce undesirable sonic effects when used with high-end audio components especially amplifiers.

Shunyata applies its 25 years of experience of supplying to the top tier by utilizing advanced, non-intrusive technologies:

Isolation Chamber

The NIC™ (Noise Isolation Chamber) reduces high-frequency power line noise using a patented non-reactive ferroelectric substance that actually absorbs high-frequency noise. This reduces power line noise without any of the negatives associated with power filter coils, capacitors, and transformers

 


Among the most noteworthy sonic achievement was the expansion of spatiality and the ease of presentation. I’m referring to spatiality in both the micro and macro senses. In the macro, the orchestral stage seemed to expand into a fully continuous, seamless fabric of sound. Images were better localized revealing more of the personal ambient space around the players themselves. 

– Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound

Ground Plane Noise Reduction

Significant amounts of noise exist on the ground plane of power lines. The ground wires can act as antennae, picking up electrical noise that can degrade the performance or operation of the electronic components. Ground Plane Noise Reduction is a proprietary technology developed by Shunyata Research to significantly reduce ground-plane noise; improving low-level resolution and clarity. The system includes one to four terminals, depending on the model, to connect as many as 12 audio components. We offer several models of CGC chassis grounding cables each made to your custom length and termination requirements.

Cable Cradle

Shunyata Research introduces a unique solution for the problem of heavy high-end power cables. The Cable Cradle surrounds and supports the weight of the power cable, preventing it from pulling away from the outlet. This system is designed to ensure reliable and secure electrical connections.

SR-ZR1 Outlets

SR-Z1 Outlets are built by Hubbell to Shunyata Research's exacting specifications. The SR-Z1 starts with an oversized protective housing that allows for exceptional internal cooling capacity. The extra cooling reduces heat buildup within the electrical contacts which reduce heat-induced thermal noise. The electrical contacts are made from a high purity brass-copper alloy that is superior to the bronze used in common outlets. The neutral contacts have a triple-wipe design that contacts the AC plug at three different locations which decrease electrical impedance at the contact junction.


—I heard a wider contrast of instrumental timbre and increased micro-dynamic resolution. The impression of extended reverberation times, of longer sustains and decays, was also quite apparent. The overall effect was akin to the way your eyes seem to perceive a more vivid array of colors and contrasts on a sunny day following a cleansing rainstorm.

– Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound

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SPECIFICATIONS
ALPHA A12

Maximum Voltage
90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated

Input Current Ratings
Maximum Continuous Current: 20A (US, AS)

Output Current Ratings
Max Current/Outlet: 20A (US, AS)

Transient Suppression
Maximum Transient Protection: 40,000 A @ 8/50 μs

Over-Current Protection
Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker

Wiring System
8 gauge ArNi® VTX™ Buss System
10 gauge ArNi® VTX™ Wiring

Ratings: 600 V 105° C

Noise Suppression
Input to Output (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 50 dB reduction
Zone to Zone (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 60 dB reduction

Outlets & Connectors
Zones of Isolation: 6 Zones
Inlet: IEC C19R

US Outlets: 12 NEMA5-20R

Vibration Control
Vibration dampening panels (internal)
AC outlet dampening gaskets

Construction
Aluminum and steel chassis
Anodized, aluminum faceplate

GPNR
Length: 127 mm
Diameter: 38 mm

Dimensions
Width: 17.0 inches (53.2 cm) Depth: 11.5 inches (29.2 cm) Height: 6.3 inches (16.0 cm)
Weight: 19.5 lbs (8.85 kg)

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